Sketch1 – Initially I had the wolf in 3/4. AD Chad suggested having the wolf comes straight at us to engage the viewers which I think was a great idea.
The book looks great naked too, with its sexy red end paper and sleek embossed gold title and secret code.
Honored to be featured on the cover of ALA Booklist. Photo by Maureen Doyle McQuerry!
Time out of Time Book1 Cover
Time out of time
the horned man rides
with the forest queen
the greenman Dies.
the Heavens bear witness
the great wolf Flies, and TImothy Hames stands alone.Â
I have been working on a new book series called Time out of Time by Maureen Doyle McQuerry. Book 1Â Beyond the Door has just come out!
Time out of TimeÂ is an advantage and imagination packed fantasy story which draw inspiration from Celtic mythologies. Our hero is a shy bookish boy named TImothy who is fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. However, everything changes on one dark spring night. A mystery knocks on his door and starts revealing his role in an ancient prophecyâ¦
Choosing a moment from a book as cover is always a fun challenge. It has be a true representation of the story without spoiling the plot, while being visually stimulating. I decided to go with the Wild Hunt because:
a) Thereâs a giant golden flying wolf, who wouldnât like that?
b) We introduce our main character – Timothy.Â
c) The chase set the stage of adventure and the storm set the mood of danger.
d) Itâs a perfect moment to show the parallel existence of Timothyâs ordinary world and the fantastical world âbeyond the doorâ.Â
This art has been featured on the American Library Association Booklist cover, what a honor!Â
Big thanks to Maureen for this great story, Ad Chad Beckerman and Editor Howard Reeves for all the great input. I hope you would enjoy the book as much as I do! Donât forget to decipher the secret code which comes with the book!Â
See full post here: Victo Ngai2014-06-06.